This section describes new features related to shutting down and booting a system in this Solaris release.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) functionality has been added to boot a system over the network in this Solaris release. The previous network boot technology based on RARP/bootparams is still available.
A DHCP server must have been installed and configured in your network before you can use DHCP booting. For information on setting up a DHCP server, see "Configuring DHCP Service" in System Administration Guide, Volume 3.
For information on booting a SPARC based system over the network, see "SPARC: How to Boot a System Over the Network". For information on booting an IA based system over the network, see "IA: How to Boot a System Over the Network".
You can boot the Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) directly from the locally attached CD-ROM without the Solaris boot diskette on IA based systems that support this feature.
The Solaris boot diskette is still available for the systems that do not support this feature.
See Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) Installation Guide for information on booting IA based systems with or without the boot diskette.